Five Innovative New Products for Diabetes January 23, 2017By Christine BlankHere's a quick overview of new drugs, a novel device that can replace fingersticks, and an “artificial pancreas” meant to make life easier for patients with diabetes. Get ready for the new USP hazardous medications standards January 20, 2017By Valerie DeBenedetteSome ASHP members are already in good shape; but 20% agree that “We are in trouble.” Why consumers trust pharmacists January 20, 2017By Christine BlankAmericans ranked pharmacists second only to nurses in a Gallup survey about trusted professions. Ascension honored for enhancing medication safetyThe St Louis-based company received the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Cheers Award. Generics and biosimilars, key to Trump drug price concerns January 19, 2017By Christine BlankIf pharma is “getting away with murder” with drug pricing, more generic and biosimilars can help control costs, says this group. Study shows benefits of a centralized pharmacy-led prior authorization process November 11, 2016By Anthony VecchionePharmacy-led interventions in prior authorization processing resulted in a statistically significant benefit in improving time to PA approval, time to first fill, and time too pick-up. Efficiency and security drive medication management system upgrade October 09, 2016By Anthony VecchioneTrying to enhance medication management across a continuum of care in a multi-facility hospital IT environment is no easy task. Drug expenditure data help pharmacists plan ahead October 09, 2016By Anthony VecchioneA recent report projects an 11% to 13% increase in total drug expenditures in hospitals and health systems in 2016. Health-system pharmacists embrace medication standardization campaign September 09, 2016By Anthony VecchioneCompletion of Phase I of ASHP’s Standardize 4 Safety initiative is fast approaching. ASPs vs. microbial resistance: Pharmacists lead the chargeThe Pew Charitable Trusts took a look at antibiotic stewardship programs in 10 U.S. health systems. Here's the result.